Jyothy Labroteries

Jyothy Laboratories Ltd (BSE: 532926, NSE: JYOTHYLAB) is a Mumbai-based fast-moving consumer goods company founded in 1983. In 2009–10 the company reported a turnover of ?5.82 billion (US$86 million) and profit of ?800 million (US$12 million). The company has 21 manufacturing units at 14 locations across India. The company originated in Kandanassery, near Guruvayur in Thrissur district of Kerala State by M P Ramachandran. It has 6 business divisions namely Fabric Care, Household Insecticide, Utensil Cleaners, Fragrances, Personal Care and Fabric Care Service. Ujala, Maxo, Exo, Jeeva and Maya are some of the brands it owns under these divisions. Ujala is the biggest brand in the company portfolio and contributing up to 46% (in 2010) of the company revenues. The company is the largest player in the fabric whitener space in India with a market share of 72%. On 5 May 2011 Jyothy Laboratories bought 50.97% stake in Henkel India. It has offered to buy 20% more in Henkel India through a compulsory open offer mandated by SEBI norms

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